Dawson Highway (green on black)
|Length||405 km (252 mi)|
|National Route 55 (Rolleston - Springsure)|
|East end||Glenlyon Street (State Route 58), Gladstone|
|West end||Gregory Highway (State Highway A7), Springsure|
|Major settlements||Calliope, Biloela, Banana, Bauhinia, Moura, Rolleston|
The Dawson Highway is a state highway in Queensland, Australia. It runs for 405 km between Gladstone and Springsure where it terminates. From Gladstone to Rolleston it is signed as State Route 60, and then A7 onwards to Springsure. It continues west for another 247 km as Dawson Developmental Road to Tambo on the Landsborough Highway. North of Springsure, A7 becomes the Gregory Highway.
Many of the towns along the Dawson Highway are coal-mining establishments.
List of towns along the Dawson Highway
- Gladstone (Gladstone Region)
- Biloela (Shire of Banana)
|Gladstone||Gladstone||0||0.0|| Glenlyon Street (State Route 58) - north-west - Mount Larcom (to Bruce Highway northbound) / |
south-east - Benaraby (to Bruce Highway southbound) /
Bramston Street north-east - Gladstone CBD
|Eastern end of Dawson Highway (State Route 60)|
|Calliope||19.0||11.8||Bruce Highway (Queensland Highway A1) - south - Benaraby||Southbound exit to Bruce Highway|
|19.2||11.9||Bruce Highway (Queensland Highway A1) - north - Mount Larcom||Northbound exit to Bruce Highway|
|25.7||16.0||Gladstone Monto Road (State Route 69) - south-east - Monto|
|Banana||Biloela||120||75||Burnett Highway (State Route A3) - south-east - Thangool||Eastern concurrency terminus with Burnett Highway|
|121||75||Burnett Highway (State Route A3) - north-west - Dululu||Western concurrency terminus with Burnett Highway|
|Banana||165||103||Leichhardt Highway (State Route A5) - north - Dululu||Northern concurrency terminus with Leichhardt Highway|
|166||103||Leichhardt Highway (State Route A5) - south - Theodore||Southern concurrency terminus with Leichhardt Highway|
|Central Highlands||Rhydding||240||150||Fitzroy Developmental Road (State Route 7) - south - Taroom||Eastern concurrency terminus with Fitzroy Developmental Road|
See map of Rhydding
|Bauhinia||258||160||Fitzroy Developmental Road (State Route 7) - north - Woorabinda||Western concurrency terminus with Fitzroy Developmental Road|
|Rolleston||335||208||Carnarvon Highway (State Route A7) - south-west - Roma||Dawson Highway continues north-west as State Route A7|
|Springsure||405||252||Gregory Highway (State Route A7) - north - Emerald||Western end of Dawson Highway|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
The existing timber bridges on the Dawson Highway were subject to regular closures due to flooding. The $40 million replacement of 5 timber bridges project was completed in April 2018. The timber bridges were replaced with concrete structures to increase freight efficiency and flood immunity along the Dawson Highway. The new bridges were constructed at; Nine Mile Creek, Catfish Creek, Sheep Station Creek, Maxwelton Creek and Doubtful Creek.
- "Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps". Archived from the original on 19 March 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
- Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. pp. 10–11. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.
- Google (1 August 2017). "Rhydding, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
- "Dawson Highway: timber bridge replacement project". The State of Queensland, Department of Transport and Main Roads. 20 December 2018. Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
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